Horse Health Matters®

Desensitize Your Horse to Common Encounters

by EquiMed Staff

April 18, 2017 18:16

Because of the horse's exceptionally perceptive and sensitive nature, he has the ability to detect sensory stimuli on the trail or in unfamiliar places that …

Behavior

How Horses Learn

EquiMed Staff

How Horses Learn

by EquiMed Staff

April 18, 2017 18:34

With positive reinforcement, a horse learns to perform an action to receive something he desires, such as food, stroking, or praise …

Finding and Scheduling an Equine Dentist

by EquiMed Staff

April 6, 2017 12:50

An equine dentist is an important part of your horse's healthcare team. In most cases, your veterinarian will be trained to take care of dental issues, but if …

What's the poop about dogs eating horse poop …

by Mark Sellers

August 12, 2019 16:02

Size does matter when a dogs eats horse poop containing ivermectin, depending on the toxicity level and the size and genetic susceptibility of the dog …

Tip of the Day

If you show horses and observe activities that are not beneficial to a horse's health, buck the trend and become a vocal opponent. The world is watching.

Fitness And Conditioning

Interval Training For Explosive Horse Power

Jennifer M. Keeler

Interval Training For Explosive Horse Power

by Jennifer M. Keeler

April 14, 2017 13:14

Read to learn why horsemen often use the technique called "interval training" to help provide a winning edge in equine performance …

Dr. Getty's December Tip: Why Don't Horses Have Gallbladders …

by Juliet M. Getty, Ph.D.

May 4, 2017 15:07

Add this to your collection of useful horse factoids that (surprise!) you actually needed to know: Horses don't have a gallbladder because horses are designed …

Reproductive Care

Equine Artificial Insemination Explained

Jennifer M. Keeler

Equine Artificial Insemination Explained

by Jennifer M. Keeler

May 7, 2017 14:20

Artificial insemination gives you access to the best genetic material available across town or around the world. Learn the basic techniques here and get started …

General Care

"Bute" for Horses has Benefits and Drawbacks

Heather Smith Thomas

"Bute" for Horses has Benefits and Drawbacks

by Heather Smith Thomas

January 3, 2020 15:49

Veterinarians prescribe bute for a number of conditions. Horse owners should be aware of possible side effects from this commonly used anti-inflammatory …

Essentials

Meeting the Horse's Basic Dietary Needs

by EquiMed Staff

May 3, 2017 11:17

Horses require basic nutrition elements in proper proportions and amounts. This article discuss the equine's basic dietary needs, giving you the information you …

General Care

Horse Parasite Control Guidelines

EquiMed Staff

Horse Parasite Control Guidelines

by EquiMed Staff

November 8, 2018 11:24

Read about the many types of parasites that can affect your horse and learn how using the three "arms" of strategic deworming can be an answer to your parasite …

General Care

Horse Vaccination Guidelines

EquiMed Staff

Horse Vaccination Guidelines

by EquiMed Staff

April 21, 2017 10:34

An effective equine vaccination program always begins with a discussion with your veterinarian and why the risk factors in your particular area of the country …

First Aid

Do's and Don'ts of Horse First Aid

EquiMed Staff

Do's and Don'ts of Horse First Aid

by EquiMed Staff

April 10, 2017 10:26

Minor injuries and illnesses in horses can turn into costly or catastrophic situations if not recognized and treated promptly. Read to learn the 5 principles of …

Word of the Day

Brushing

Striking of the lower leg of a horse by the hoof of the opposite limb. For example, the striking of the front left pastern by the front right hoof as the horse trots.

Want a Healthy Horse? Look to the Way Horses Live in the Wild …

by EquiMed Staff

April 25, 2017 13:06

Over the years, researchers have thoroughly investigated the evolution of horses and determined that the way horses live in the wild can serve as a guide for …

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